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"It's a suite better by way of an unerring feel of position . . . that may please the main discriminating fanatics of the darkish side."
--Kirkus Reviews

"It took lengthy sufficient for Akashic's noir sequence to get to Philly. Now that it has, compiled below the shadowy auspices of Inquirer literary critic/West Philly local Carlin Romano, the joys begins."
--Philadelphia urban Paper

Includes brand-new tales via: Diane Ayres, Cordelia Frances Biddle, Keith Gilman, Cary Holladay, Solomon Jones, Gerald Kolpan, Aimee LaBrie, Halimah Marcus, Carlin Romano, Asali Solomon, Laura Spagnoli, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Jim Zervanos.

Carlin Romano, critic-at-large of the Chronicle of upper Education and literary critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-five years, teaches philosophy and media idea on the college of Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was once a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for feedback, brought up by way of the Pulitzer Board for "bringing new power to the vintage essay throughout a powerful array of topics." He lives in collage urban, Philadelphia, within the basically condominium on his block.

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